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The remote state shows the files' repositories states compared to the local working copy. It can also be interpreted as the action that would happen when updating the working copy to HEAD (see Update). The remote state of files is displayed in the file table column Remote State, the remote state of directories is displayed in the tooltip for a directory. See Remote State Types for the list of possible remote states of files and directories.

To display the complete remote state information, especially the 'Will be added ' state, it may be necessary to add directories and files that do not exist locally to the directory tree or the file table. To such directories and files the special local state 'Remote' is assigned, see Common Primary File States and Primary Directory States.

Remote State Types

UnchangedThe local entry is equal to the latest revision of this entry in the repository. An update on this entry will bring no changes.
ModifiedFor the local entry there exists a newer revision in the repository. An update will bring the corresponding changes for this entry.
RemovedThe local entry has been removed in the repository. An update will remove the entry locally.
AddedThis entry does not exist locally, currently in a versioned state. An update will add this entry.
ObstructedFor the local entry the latest repository revision contains another entry for being added. An update will fail here.

Refresh Remote State

With Query|Refresh Remote State SmartSVN will query the repository and compare the latest repository revision with your local working copy. In this way, to each file and directory the corresponding remote state is assigned and displayed in the Remote State column; it will be made visible, if necessary.

Refresh Remote State can be combined with the local Refresh and the scanning for locks in the Preferences to have the Remote State automatically refreshed.

If problems during the Remote State refresh are encountered, the status bar will display an Error in the Refresh area. The tooltip for this area will show more details regarding the encountered problem.

Clear Remote State

Use Query|Clear Remote State to clear and hide the remote state. This will remove all directories and files which have the local state 'Remote' (see Common Primary File States and Primary Directory States) and hide the Remote State file table column.

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